Even though it’s not a critical darling and succeeds more on its camp factor, Fifty Shades Freed was the overwhelming leader at the box office with a $38.8 million debut weekend. Fellow newcomer Peter Rabbit also enjoyed an excellent outing with a second place finish and a $25 million take. Although Clint Eastwood’s critically drubbed The 15:17 to Paris was #3 with just $12.6 million, it was made for a reasonable $13 million. Here’s the top 10:
1. Fifty Shades Freed – Score another win for cinematic lovebirds Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan! $38.8 million
2. Peter Rabbit – $25 million
3. The 15:17 to Paris – $12.6 million
4. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – It makes $9.8 million this weekend and currently it’s collected over $365 million domestically.
5. The Greatest Showman – Hugh Jackman musical makes $6.4 million. Budgeted at $84 million, it’s collected over $146 million domestically.
6. Maze Runner: The Death Cure – $6 million
7. Winchester – Helen Mirren thriller earns $5 million
8. The Post – $3.5 million
9. The Shape of Water – Oscar favorite collects another $3 million.
10. Den of Thieves – Gerard Butler and50 Cent action flick holds on to the top ten with $2.87 million
Helen Mirren’s haunted house feature Winchester couldn’t stop Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle for the top spot at this weekend’s box office. With Jumanj: Welcome to the Jungle making just $11 million, it was a tame Super Bowl weekend for movie watchers (Maze Runner: The Death Cure and Winchester finished at the #2 and #2 spots). Here’s the top 10:
1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – Tops all comers with $11 million and to date it’s made over $352 million stateside.
2. Maze Runner: The Death Cure – $10.2 million
3. Winchester – Helen Mirren thriller takes in $9.2 million in its debut weekend.
4. The Greatest Showman – Hugh Jackman led musical continues to do solid business with $7.8 million.
5. Hostiles – $5.5 million
6. The Post –Steven Spielberg’s latest checks in at number six with $5.2 million
7. 12 Strong – $4.7 million
8. Den of Thieves – Gerard Butler action flick makes $4.6 million./
9. The Shape of Water – The odds on favorite to win Best Picture collects $4.3 million.
Dylan O’Brien has another hit on his hands, as Maze Runner: The Death Cure debuted at the #1 spot with $23.5 million. Coming in at second was Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ($16.4 million), which already has made over $338 million domestically. The Christian Bale Western Hostiles checked in at third with $10.1 million. Here’s the box office top 10:
1. Maze Runner: The Death Cure – $23.5 million
2. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – $16.4 million
3. Hostiles – Excellent Western will hopefully make more money on good word of mouth. It earns $10.1 million this weekend.
4. The Greatest Showman – Hugh Jackman led musical checks in at #4 with $9.5 million
5.The Post – Director Steven Spielberg’s latest collaboration withTom Hanksearns $8.8 million.
6. 12 Strong – $8.6 million
7. Den of Thieves – Gerard Butler and 50 Centcrime drama makes $8.36 million.
8. The Shape of Water – Critically praised Guillermo del Toro flick, which should take home a ton of Oscars, collects $5.7 million
9. Paddington 2 – $5.5 million
10. Padmaavat – Indian film cracks the top 10 with $4.27 million
The Shape of Water, director Guillermo del Toro’s most celebrated film since Pan’s Labyrinth, took home four awards (including Best Picture) at the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards. Big Little Lies topped the television side with four awards (including Best Limited Series). Actor and activist Olivia Munnhosted the festivities. The film and television winners are below:
Best Picture: The Shape of Water
Best Actor: Gary Oldman (The Shape of Water)
Best Actress: Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney (I, Tonya)
Best Young Actor/Actress: Brooklyn Prince, (The Florida Project)
Best Acting Ensemble: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Best Director: Guillermo del Toro: The Shape of Water Best Original Screenplay: Jordan Peele, Get Out Best Adapted Screenplay: James Ivory, Call Me By Your Name
Best Cinematography – Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049 Best Production Design: Paul Ham Austerberry, Shane Vieau, Jeff Melvin, The Shape of Water Best Editing (Tie) Baby Driver’s Paul Machliss and Jonathan Amos and Dunkirk’s Lee Smith Best Costume Design – Mark Bridges, Phantom Thread Best Hair and Makeup – Darkest Hour Best Visual Effects – War for the Planet of the Apes
Best Animated Feature – Coco
Best Action Movie: Wonder Woman
Best Comedy: The Big Sick Best Actor in a Comedy: James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Best Actress in a Comedy: Margot Robbie, I, Tonya Best Foreign Language Film – In The Fade
Best Song – “Remember Me” from Coco
Best Score – Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
Best Comedy Series – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Best Actor in a Comedy Series – Ted Danson, The Good Place
Best Actress in a Comedy Series – Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Walton Goggins, Vice Principals
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Best Drama Series – The Handmaid’s Tale
Best Actor in a Drama Series – Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Best Actress in a Drama Series – Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – David Harbour, Stranger Things
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale Best Limited Series – Big Little Lies
Best Movie Made for TV: The Wizard of Lies
Best Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series: Ewan McGregor, Fargo Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series: Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series – Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies
Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series – Laura Dern, Big Little Lies Best Talk Show – Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Best Animated Series – Rick and Morty
Best Unstructured Reality Series – Born This Way
Best Structured Reality Series – Shark Tank
Best Reality Competition Series – The Voice
Best Reality Show Host – RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race
Michael Stuhlbarg is getting his share of critical acclaim in director Luca Guadagnino’sCall Me By Your Nameas a loving father, and he also delivers fine work as a dedicated scientist in Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water.
Set during the Cold War era in Baltimore, the tale centers on Elisa (Sally Hawkins), a mute janitor who works at the Occam Aerospace Research Center along with her lifelong friend Zelda (Octavia Spencer). Her life is forever changed when a creature (Doug Jones, whose character is simply named the “amphibian man) is transported to the building for a bit of research. Though this creature finds a loving bond with Elisa and a bit of concerned sympathy from Dr. Robert Hoffstetler (Stuhlbarg), the amphibian man is abused by his malevolent handler (Michael Shannon).
Click on the media bar to hear Stuhlbarg explain why working with Guillermo del Toro was a “singular” experience: